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english-rosewood-sycamore-chess-board-early-19th-century

May 17, 2017

Scratches and wear to surface of board. Piece of veneer missing from side. Brass handle missing from slide drawer.

william-lund-chess-set-signed

May 17, 2017

Boxwood Side:

Pawn missing ball finial, queen missing finial, rook has chip to battlement. Otherwise, ‘Very Good’. 

Rosewood Side:

Rook has chip to battlement, small chip to knight horse ear, chip to bishop centre knop. A few very minor ‘nicks’. Otherwise ‘Very Good’.

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charlemagne-chess-set-south-german-19th-century

May 10, 2017

Lighter Side:

Staff missing from one pawn, chips to King crown, chips to Queen crown.

Darker Side:

Staffs missing from three Pawns, chip to hoof of Knight, chip to Queen crown, chip to King Crown, leg missing from Knight.

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early-english-chess-set-18th-century

May 09, 2017

Ebony Side:

Chip to king top, chip to queen knops, very minor chip to rook.

Boxwood Side:

Small chips to rook, chip to base of bishop, chip to top of king, king a bit warped.

 

rare-early-english-chess-set-circa-1700

May 09, 2017

Boxwood Side:

Generally good. Nice patination, a few age splits and cracks, general wear, scuffs and nicks. Variation in size of turned pawns. 

Ebony Side:

Generally good. A deep chocolate brown, variaton in size of turned pawns.

 Early set from the Gareth Williams Chess Collection. Knights are especially attractive. Genuinely scarce. Recommended.

edinburgh-upright-chess-set-circa-1861

May 05, 2017

Boxwood Side:

Slight surface dirt, and the usual minor surface scratches and very minor dents. Neat repair to collar of two pawns. Hairline age crack to one pawn.

Ebony Side:

Good. Minor hairline age crack to one pawn.

Mahogany Box:

Age crack to lid corner. Inside of lid re-lined with marbled paper.

 

a-brenet-the-flying-lesson

May 02, 2017

Good. Slight creasing towards the lower half of the image. Currently in a sympathetic frame of light oak. For international buyers: to save money on shipping costs, happy to remove from the frame and ship rolled up in a tube.

gambling-chips-1930-s

May 02, 2017

Excellent. A few minor scuffs and very minor surface scratches to the case. Nicely made metal hinge lock, baize interior fresh and clean, celluloid counters excellent, with a very slight variation in the colour. Ready to Go!

 

english-ivory-and-ebony-chess-set-17th-century

May 02, 2017

Ivory Side:

Slight yellowing to the ivory, a few hairline age cracks, yellow/green dye? staining in patches to two pawns and a bishop, minor chipping to rim of queen, slight variation in height of two pawns

Ebony Side:

Minor dent to black bishop, very minor chipping to rim of pawn, slight variation to height of pawns

 

large-edinburgh-upright-chess-set-circa-1860

April 26, 2017

Boxwood Side:

A few natural flaws to the wood, tiny chips to a white pawn, otherwise good.

Ebony Side:

Nice figuring to the ebony. Chips to rim of black bishop, small chip to rim of black bishop, small chip to rim of black rook, chips to rims of three pawns. The chipping is relatively minor and further photographs can be sent on request.

Mahogany Box:

Good. Minor scuffs and surface scratches, hinges probably replaced or re-aligned at some point. 

 

large-coffee-house-chess-set-german-19th-century

April 25, 2017

Boxwood Side:

Each chessman with neatly drilled hole to the underside of the base, nice shiny patina to the boxwood, natural flaws to the wood, warping to one rook, variation to one knight

Ebony Side:

Very slight warping to one rook, slight variation to one black bishop, variation to one knight

Box:

Good. Usual minor surface scuffs and scratches, lined paper interior slightly ripped

calvert-style-rosewood-chess-set-19th-century

April 04, 2017

Rosewood Side:

“Very Good”. No obvious chips of flaws.

Boxwood Side:

“Very Good”. Surface slightly grubby. 

Box:

Some dents, scuffs and scratches. Original interior paper lining a bit worn. Natural flaws to the mother o pearl.

 

unusual-upright-chess-set-19th-century

March 31, 2017

Ebony Side:

Chip to baluster knop on pawn, minor nicks to black knights and king.

Boxwood Side:

 A few natural flaws to the wood, minor nick to knight.

Box:

Good. A few very minor scratchs and scuffs.

old-english-chess-set-19th-century

March 31, 2017

Ebony Side:

A few very minor nicks. 

Boxwood Side:

Nice figuring and finish to the wood surface.

Mahogany Box:

“Very Good”. A few minor surface scratches and nicks.

 

gambling-chips-1930-s

March 31, 2017

“Very Good” to ‘Excellent”. Some variation in the depth of colour of the celluloid counters. Leatherette box “Very Good” with some very minor wear to edges and a few very minor scuffs.

english-staunton-chess-set-late-19th-century

March 31, 2017

Boxwood Side:

Original (19th century) price and stock number inked on the underside base of the queen. Nice shiny patina to the boxwood side.

Ebony Side:

Excellent.

Mahogany Box:

“Very Good” to “Excellent”. A few minor ink stains to the lid. Comes with original key.

 

chinoiserie-gambling-chips

March 31, 2017

Box is in an excellent condition with very little wear. Counters vary slightly in the depth of colour. Otherwise, excellent.

 

signed-calvert-rosewood-chess-set

March 23, 2017

Boxwood Side:

Slightly grubby surface, tiny nick to rim of bishop, otherwise excellent.

Rosewood Side:

Pawn collar with chip, tiny chip to knight ear, otherwise excellent.

All four rooks stamped: CALVERT 189 FLEET STT

 

specimen-wood-chess-board-circa-1901

March 15, 2017

“Very Good”. The board lies flat on the table.

german-bone-selenus-chess-set-18th-century

March 06, 2017

“Very Good”. The usual minor scuffs, surface scratches and natural flaws. Some slight variation/rubbing to brown stain. Nice set.

Box of a later date. Condition, good, no obvious defects.